Information on Griswold No 5 Skillet?

May 21, 2022

A cast iron frying pan.Looking for information on this Griswold No. 5 skillet. All I really know is that it predates 1960 because it is not marked "Made in USA". I've not seen any like it on the WEB



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This is a popular skillet and there are rare types that are worth a lot of money but the majority of the skillets usually sell for $50-$65 and some for much less.
There are many things that make these skillets rare and it will probably take an expert in that field to determine the true value of a rare skillet.
If information is what you're after, you can start with this article; it is a long read with a lot of information but it also has pictures and dates. Looks like your skillet was made between 1939 to 1957 and is not a rare type.

When it comes to value, you cannot go by any seller's asking price as a seller can ask anything they desire but until it's sold it has no value except to the owner.


Only a sold identical item can show value so it would be best to check out eBay's sold listings to see if you can find one like yours in similar condition. Right now it appears that over 90 Griswold items have sold in the past several months and the #5 skillet is popular. I can see that approximately 60% sold for under $50.
But there are several rare skillets that sold for a lot of many. I can see some reasons for the rarity but I have never seen any like these.

If you are still looking for information, you can ask your questions on this forum as they have some 'experts' that could probably bo of more assistance.

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We can use the markings to determine the age of your Griswold cast iron skillet.
Around 1906, The Griswold Mfg. Co. marked its skillets for decades simply "ERIE".


Skillet with a small Griswold logo was made between 1905-1957.
Your Griswold skillet has a Small Block logo, no heat ring, it has ERIE PA.
Your Griswold cast iron skillet was made between 1939-1957.

The Griswold skillets can be divided into six distinct configurations.
During the small block era, skillet patterns were twice updated, resulting in examples of most all sizes being seen with what are termed either "early", "late", or "late grooved" handles.
You can see a gallery of the various Griswold skillet changes over time on this site:

You have a Griswold Small BlockTM skillet, early handle.

The Griswold Small Block skillet doesn't cost very much, as the small block logo is simply not as collectible.

Vintage Griswold Cast Iron Skillet Small Logo #5 at $45


Griswold Hinge Cast Iron Size 5 Skillet Sits Flat at $85

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This Griswold skillet is listed for $60:
This Griswold skillet is listed for $65:
This Griswold skillet is listed for $100:

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May 22, 20220 found this helpful

I found a vintage No.5 Griswold 1 7/8" cast iron skillet with small logo, Erie PA, that looks similar


(there is a free trial)

A vintage Griswold Cast Iron Skillet 8 No.5 Erie PA 724 K Small Logo Lays Flat was sold for $59

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This one is asking $61.

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